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How to Become an Interpreter and Entrepreneur

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How to Become an Interpreter and Entrepreneur

Understanding what you need and what it takes to become a professional interpreter.

Did you know that if your Bilingual you can actually become a professional Interpreter or Translator and start your own business – with the right training?

 

You see interpreting can be an amazing career in today’s economy.  For decades Immigration into the US has led to a growing number of individuals seeking assistance in immigration settings, medical, and legal settings just to name a few.

 

Unfortunately, many are unable to speak or understand the English language. And therefore require the assistance of a professional, skilled and trained interpreter.  Now let’s make it CLEAR…They need HELP from a trained interpreter who speaks FLUENTLY both English and their target language, as well as knowing the right terminology in the respected field.

 

Ever wonder what you need to become a professional interpreter? Well, the first step to becoming a professional interpreter is to make sure you understand the requirements.  However, if you are seeking to become a certified interpreter there are also steps you must take in order to become a medical/legal certified interpreter.  The requirements to apply are a different from one to the other, so it’s important you understand the requirements.

Faviola the CEO Hustler

If you’ve been following me for sometime you know that I’m NOT ONLY a professional and experience interpreter, but I’m also a former CEO to a Top Notch language services company, but more importantly I’m a Business Coach and Interpreter Trainer.

 

I’ve been in business for over 20 years, I’ve worked with small to fortune 500 companies and I’ve been helping 1000s of entrepreneur across the USA and abroad start, grow their business, but also help them break the language barrier in communication.

 

I’m often asked whether I’m contracting or even hiring interpreters and translators. I don’t mind the question. “We’ve all had to hunt for work, and these days far too many people are without it” and more so with the economy collapsing for the 2nd time, right?

 

You see I don’t mind you asking, however what I do mind is that you are NOT taking action and therefore your just not committed or willing to do the work to START your Career and/or Business as a Professional Interpreter or Entrepreneur. 

 

I’ve also found that roughly 90% of those who inquire are not qualified to be translators or interpreters, nor do they have the experience or qualifications to enter this amazing industry.

 

I’ve said it before Being bi-lingual is an excellent skill, and a stepping stone, but as ESPN analyst Lee Corso would say, “Not SO fast, my friend!”. 

 

There’s more to this industry that you must understand.  So here’s a little 15 – minute video explaining a bit about the industry, what you need and how you can benefit from being an interpreter.

 

Let me know in the comments if you liked it, agree or disagree and how I can best assist you!

Paths to starting your career as a professional interpreter

About Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler providing Elite Services 4 You

Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler dba Elite Services 4 You has over 20 years of professional business and language experience.  I’ve been providing interpreting, translation, transcription, over the phone interpreting, localization, interpreter training and business coaching services to small businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs, law firms, government agencies, international corporations and professional organizations just to name a few.  

 

I’m proud to say that I’ve been the company and interpreter of choice for so many years to so many amazing companies and organizations.  If you are ready to Boss Up and Rise and ready to Start and Grow Your business using my same steps, processes and procedures then let’s Chat!

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Introduction to Interpreting training

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Introduction to Interpreting training

Learn what it takes to start your career and business as a professional interpreter

Introduction to Interpreting is a training provided to bilingual and motivated future interpreters who want to learn the basic fundamentals, ethics, foundation, standards and modes of interpretation in order to understand what it takes to be a Good, Professional Interpreter.

 

My Introduction to Interpreting will provide you with the Basic Fundamentals you need to not only learn the interpreting industry but also learn the business aspects of becoming a “Freelance/Entrepreneur”.

So, if you’re Bilingual and want to Start a Career as a Professional Interpreter, but don’t know how? Then this is a must-watch video for you!

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Watch “Introduction to Interpreting, be a professional medical, legal, community Interpreter in (2019)” on YouTube

 

Here’s a quick video that will explain a little more about what you need, what it takes and what you must know before jumping into this industry if you want to “Earn Your Worth”…

 

This is a Billion dollar industry and there’s so much potential for growth and opportunities to Starting Your Career as a Freelancer, Entrepreneur or an Agency Owner…

 

Learn what it takes and get trained the right way so that you can get your career and business started on the right path.

 

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Learn the Fundamentals of Interpreting

My Introduction to Interpreting will provide you with what you need to help you Start Your Interpreting Journey!

When you sign up you will learn everything listed in here and so much more…

I will teach you how to AVOID potential RISKS with your business, as well as all the “Good, Bad, and Evil” of this industry:

  • What it takes to promote your services and what interpreter recruiters look for in an interpreter.
  • Provide you with an actionable plan that will get you started as a Professional Interpreter, as well as how to become a successful Freelance Interpreter.
  • I will reveal career secrets, through specific, real-life examples and strategies that will help your career.

 

The list also includes:

  • What it takes to become an Interpreter
  • Do’s and Don’ts of an Interpreter
  • The Administrative and Back Office tools you need
  • How to work with top agencies
  • What to look out for when accepting assignments
  • The skills you need and how to get them
  • You will get all the steps needed to start your career and business!

Your Voice; Keeping it Healthy

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Your Voice;

Keeping it Healthy

If you work as an Interpreter, Dispatcher or even in a call center, your job depends on your “voice”, right? Therefore you are considered an “occupational voice user.”
 
 
Therefore you are “The Voice”, that is your tool and the most valuable tool you have in order to convey your message and get your job done.
 
 
So, whether your an Interpreter, Conference Interpreter, Dispatcher, or work in a call center your voice is your only link with the customer.
 
Therefore it’s important that you take care of your voice and that you maintain a healthy voice in order to get the job done.
 

Because just as a neat professional attire is essential for face-to-face interactions, having a clear voice is essential for your day-to-day business operations.

 

And a hoarse voice from an Interpreter, or call center agent (CCA), or dispatcher carries the same negative impression as a worn-out outfit and can detract from building credibility and or doing your job the right way.

Little Story: A few years back I was doing a Conference appointment for the State, I actually had a team interpreter (who was sick) and was “coughing up a storm.” 

 

Having a sick interpreter onsite who’s unable to do his/her job (use their voice to speak) affects all those in the room.  This situation not only did it affect the overall assignment, but it was a major distraction and also put on more stress on me – because I had to complete the job myself because my partner was sick with laryngitis.

So a healthy voice is crucial because you are constantly talking and using your voice to do your job and if you don’t take care of your voice, you are at risk for damaging your voice and developing hoarseness.

 

A 2002 study on voice problems among CCAs reported voice problems in 31 percent of CCAs, with several negative outcomes, including:

  • Increased sick days
  • Fewer calls per hour
  • More breaks away from the phone
  • Needing to repeat themselves
  • Or needing to force the voice out

 

Overall, Interpreters, Dispatchers, CCAs with voice problems is bad not only for them, and those who use their Voice to work but also it’s bad for business.

 

I’ve learned from some Voice experts who now think that voice problem is a form of repetitive motion injury because the vocal cords are being injured by overuse, similar to the way data entry personnel may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

This is interesting, isn’t?

 

Did you know that when we talk, the vocal cords vibrate about 200 times a second for women and about half that for men?

 

That can add up to more than a million cycles of vibration during a workday at a call center causing vocal injury this is also true for singers, interpreters, dispatchers, call centers, etc.

 

As a professional conference interpreter who’s constantly working and who uses her voice to work, it is so important to take care of your voice!

Education Interpreter
Educational Interpreter

True Story: About 4 years ago (I was a major workaholic)…

 

I was 🤔😊working all day, every day and would not take breaks in between.  I also didn’t like working with other colleagues (I had bad experiences with other agency interpreters) and therefore prefer to work alone – “loner”…Oh well! 

 

Also during this same time frame, I was working for a whole straight month non-stop during the winter months and around November.

 

Unfortunately while working at a conference my Voice literally starting squeaking, I could NOT Speak, my voice started sounding horsy like, my chest started to hurt, my throat was just feeling horrible, I started to sweat, got dizzy and literally passed out!

 

Apparently, I had walking pneumonia and laryngitis and ended up in the hospital (after my assignment)!

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I failed to listen to my body!

 

I was just so excited about the work, I love what I do and was just on a roll – “Go-go-go” non-stop that my body finally gave out in the middle of an assignment! 

 

This little scenario ended up costing me months being out of work until I was able to get my Voice back and recuperate from this horrible experience!

 

So yes, dear interpreters, dispatchers, CCAs, Schedulers and all of you who use your work to fulfill your responsibilities TAKE CARE OF YOUR “VOICE”!

 

Here are some recommendations and things that I do and have done so since this episode.

 

Posture

Taking frequent breaks and being able to move around is so important because it reduces the tension in your body and will prevent you from having other joint/muscle problems.

 

Breaks

Taking frequent breaks will give your voice muscle a rest, so try to rest your voice – meaning no talking, or drinking cold drinks.

 

Voice Pacing

Voice scientists advise those who use their Voice to work “to think of voice pacing on three levels:

  • Breaks within phone calls
  • Between phone calls during the workday
  • And breaks between workdays”

 

Tips

Besides posture, breaks, and vocal pacing, you must also practice good voice hygiene. These tips have helped me keep the throat moist and free from irritation so that my vocal cords are less likely to be injured:

  • Drinking lots of (room temperature) water (or non-caffeinated liquid) during the day.
  • Keep water with you at all times.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are drying to the throat.
  • Try to avoid excess coughing and throat clearing.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking causes irritation and can lead to cancer and other health-related problems.
  • If you have a hoarse voice due to a cold or upper respiratory infection then don’t go to work.
  • Seek medical attention to manage any medical conditions that can cause throat irritation including acid reflux, postnasal drainage, allergies, asthma, and endocrine conditions, etc.
  • Avoid dry interior climates
  • Prevent high-risk areas they are known to cause damage to your voice.
  • Eat good and moist meals and avoid spicy foods, they cause acid reflux or GERD
  • Use a humidifier in your room or home, especially in dry climates.
  • Avoid mouthwash (it contains alcohol), if you need to gargle use lukewarm saltwater
  • Take vitamins or eat fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, A, E, and C
  • Drink lemon tea with honey (instead of  coffee)
  • I made my own paste that I add to my teas and helps with phlegm and it also has helped me from getting sick; it includes:
    • Ginger
    • Honey
    • Coconut oil
    • Pepper, etc…I will include the paste recipe in my next food meal article.
  •  

Get Help Early; Listen to Your Body

Seek medical attention early don’t wait until you have lost your voice to seek medical help.
 
Pay attention to the signs that your voice is getting tired such as– dry throat, raw or tired feeling in the throat, increased mucus in the throat, feeling like talking takes more effort, feeling throat strain — in addition to a raspy or hoarse voice.

 

I would love to hear what you do to keep your Voice Healthy while working.  Let me know in the comments.

 

I also invite you to check out this YOUTUBE VIDEO

Entrepreneur Boot Camp Guide

Start and Grow Your Biz With Me

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Start and Grow Your Biz With Me!

Do you have Skills, Products or Services?

Want to be Your Own Boss?

If you are like many aspiring entrepreneurs who have a special skill or product or service and want to Start Their Own Business, then you need this!

Yes, with my Entrepreneur Boot Camp 101, you will get a Step-by-Step guide to help you with the necessary items that you will need to get your Biz Started! 

 

And when you buy this awesome guide, you will also get a One (30 minutes) FREE one-on-one call with me! In this call be prepared to ASK ME anything you want and need to get your biz on the road!

Unlike the 100s of other downloadable training (forms) out on the web, my step-by-step Business Startup guide will provide you with actual Steps vs. just forms so that you can get your business started on the right track! 

 

It will provide you with steps on; what to do, how to do it, and what you need and so much more!

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Well because if you’re like me someone who loves business and is passionate about helping others you’ll understand my Mission and that is to help you “Break the Business Barrier” by helping you with your business automation, your sales, marketing, and business processes.

 

I provide you free and low-cost and flexible payments and programs to help you start + grow your business, but more importantly the power you need to grow your business with confidence. 

 

You see I love to research and do my due diligence on everything I do before I buy, or promote… So, all those “FREE” webinars, training, tutorials, etc that you have attended in order to Start, Grow, Social Media Help, etc… Most likely, I’ve already attended, tested and tried and I know which ones work and which ones don’t!

 

But…more importantly:

I’ve been in business for over 18 years.

I started my own business from the ground up.


I’m a former CEO and founder of one of the Top Language agencies in California.


I have over 25 years in business management experience and I’m an Entrepreneur and I will help you with all the Do’s and Don’ts in Business!

So, Let’s Get Started Today!

 

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Start Your Interpreting Career: Inside Secrets from Freelancer to CEO

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Are you bilingual and want to start a career as a professional interpreter?

Want to learn the ins/outs of this billion-dollar industry?  Do you want to learn what it takes to start your career?

Do you want to start your own business?

Ready to start your career and take it to the next level?

Let's get this Hustlin started

By Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler

“Speaking a Second Language DOES NOT make you an Interpreter, any more than having ten fingers makes you a pianist

Want to Learn what you need and what it takes to Start a Career as a Professional Interpreter?

 

Are you bilingual and love helping others and love to travel?  Then this might be the career for you!

 

Watch this FREE training and find out if this is the right training for you and if I’m the right Coach and Trainer for you…

 

This video will answer your questions…i.e, if this training is for you, if you have what it takes to start your Interpreting journey!

 

Have questions and want to book a phone Consultation, you can do so by “Clicking the Button below”

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If you or anyone you know is interested in starting a career as an interpreter, or if your an interpreter who is “stuck” and doesn’t know how to increase their business, then contact me and start your Career today!

 

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High Demand for Interpreters and Translators

The demand for Interpreters and Translators is skyrocketing!

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Are You Bilingual?

Want to Become an Interpreter?

Become an Interpreter Today!

Kind words of my loyal clients

By Faviola Valencia "the CEO Hustler"

Love helping People?

Want to Start a Rewarding Career?

 

Well, STOP WANTING and LET’S GET STARTED TODAY!

 

The world is growing.

The industry is growing.

The demand for Interpreters and Translators is growing.

 

Don’t let your skills go to waste, use them and start helping people by Breaking the Language Barrier in Communication.

 

A report done by CNBC shows that the demand for interpreters is growing and that rather than replacing us “Interpreters and Translators” with technology, technology is actually helping us improve our skills and performance.

WHY ME

  • I started my own agency in 2000.
  • I have over 18+ years of professional business experience.
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“citing information from CNBC The number of people employed in the translation and interpretation industry has doubled in the past seven years, and the number of companies in the industry has jumped 24 percent in that same time period, according to the ATA, citing data from the Department of Labor. Through 2024, the employment outlook for those in the business is projected to grow by 29 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

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